Auction No. 114

Golden coins, Seforim, Chabad, Eretz Yisrael and Zionism, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Holocaust and refugees.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 5pm Without Audience
Opening $ 100
Estimate $ 200 - $ 300

"Talmud Bavli, including the six orders of mishnah. Printed according to the first edition by Daniel Bomberg in Venice ... with alternate versions and text changes of books of the Talmud which were proofread ... with translation into German by Eliezer (Lazarus) Goldschmidt."

Lazarus Goldschmidt 1871-1950 was a Jewish-Lithuanian scholar and Orientalist, expert mainly in the Ge'ez language. He studied in a number of universities and in his final days was an independent researcher. In his youth he studied in the Knesset Yisrael yeshivah in Slobodka. He translated many books into German.

Goldschmidt started the German translation project in 1896. Rabbi D. Tz. Hoffman wrote a harsh criticism of his translation of seder Zera'im and Goldschmidt responded in his composition, "The Criticism of Rabbi D. Hoffman to my Edition of the Talmud in Light of the Truth." He finished his translation project in 1909. A new, corrected version was published in 1925. Later, a small edition of only the translation was published.

The volumes in this lot include:

Volume 1, 1906 - Berachot, Shabbat

Volume 2 is missing

Volume 3, without a year - Yoma, Sukkah, Beitzah, Rosh HaShanah

Volume 4, without a year - Ta'anit, Megillah, Moed Katan, Chagigah

Volume 5, 1925 - Yevamot, Ketubot

Volume 6, 1912 - Nedarim, Nazir, Sotah

Volume 7, without a year - Gittin, Kiddushin

Volume 8, 1906, Baba Kamma, Baba Metzia

Volume 9, without a year - Baba Batra, Avodah Zarah, Horiyot

Volume 10, without a year - Sanhedrin, Makkot, Shevuot

Volume 11, 1909 - Zevachim, Menachot

Volume 12, without a year - Chulin

Overall fine condition. Stains.